Events | “Institutional Authority: Trust, Judgment, Value,”

International conference at Heidelberg University, June 10-12, 2024 The Research Training Group (Grako 2244): Authority and Trust in US Culture and Society is pleased to announce our international conference, “Institutional Authority: Trust, Judgment, Value,” June 10-12, 2024, hosted by the Heidelberg International Forum (IWH) and jointly organized with the Heidelberg Center for American Studies. “Institutional…

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Events | “Civil War – Isolationism – Trumpism: Challenges to Democracy in American History and Politics”

Webinar organized by the German Historical Institute Washington (GHI) and the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA), supported by the German Association for American Studies (DGfA) May 28, 2024, 6 p.m. Registration: Webinar-Registrierung – Zoom Description: Against the backdrop of present-day challenges to American democracy, this panel discussion will explore how the histories of sedition…

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Events | “Health in American History”

Final information and program for the annual meeting of the Historians in the DGfA at Augustinerkloster Erfurt, May 3-5, 2024 Dear friends and colleagues,  We received so many excellent proposals that we ended up with a dense, yet also very exciting program, with Kathryn Olivarius from Stanford University as our keynote speaker. We are looking forward…

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Events | BLUE HUMANITIES – SUMMER SCHOOL

ScienceHumanities in association with Fiction Meets Science HWK Institute for Advanced Study (Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg) | Delmenhorst (Germany), June 3-7, 2024 Deadline: February 23, 2024 BLUE HUMANITIES – SUMMER SCHOOL SCIENCEHUMANITIES IN ASSOCIATION WITH FICTION MEETS SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL HWK Institute for Advanced Study (Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg) | Delmenhorst GERMANY MONDAY 3 JUNE – FRIDAY 7 JUNE 2024 The ScienceHumanities Summer…

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Events | Canadian Studies Colloquium

November 16, 2023, 9.30 a.m. – 4 p.m. via Zoom Registration: Canadian Studies Colloquium We are delighted to invite you to participate in our upcoming Canadian Studies Colloquium on November 16th from 9:30am – 4pm (CET) via Zoom, organized by the Emerging Scholars Forum of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-Speaking Countries (GKS). The…

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CfP | The Spatial Imagination in Postwar and Contemporary American Literature and Art

International conference at the University of Strasbourg, March 21-22, 2024 Deadline: September 30, 2023 The Spatial Imagination in Postwar and Contemporary American Literature and Art A two-day international conference at the University of Strasbourg funded by the Institut Universitaire de France Dates: 21-22 March 2024 Venue: University of Strasbourg, France Confirmed keynote speaker: Dawn Raffel…

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NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE HISTORY OF THE BLACK POWER MOVEMENT

International Conference at Goethe University Frankfurt, June 23-25, 2023 The last two decades have seen a plethora of new studies on the history of the Black Power movement. Taken together, these studies have revised one-dimensional interpretations of the movement, exploring its roots, the significance of local organizing, African American women’s contributions, the movement’s political impact,…

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Workshop: “Global Voyages, Local Sites”

Workshop (in person and via Zoom) at the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies (BCDSS) | University of Bonn, June 20-21, 2023 Deadline for registration: June 7, 2023 “Global Voyages, Local Sites: The Long Shadow of Atlantic Slavery in the Anglo-American and German Pacific” workshop brings together renowned scholars working in the fields of Slavery…

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International Conference: “Environmental Citizenship: Politics, Practices, Representations”

Annual conference ofthe Bayerische Amerika-Akademie / Amerikahaus München Munich, July 6-8, 2023 “Environmental Citizenship: Politics, Practices, Representations” BAA Annual Conference 2023: Thursday, July 06 – Saturday, July 08, 2023 The notion of Environmental Citizenship resonates strongly across the disciplines as well as in political, educational, and activist practice. The urgency of current debates about climate change,…

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CfP: “Cultures of Denunciation: Defamation and Creative Resistance in Nineteenth-Century American Literature”

Forthcoming publication that will examine the representation and negotiation of “cultures of denunciation” in nineteenth-century American literature Deadline: June 1, 2023 The themes of ostracism, social exclusion, and defamation have become increasingly and globally relevant in contemporary society, with the rise of cancel culture and public condemnation of perceived misdemeanors. We have recently witnessed the…

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CfP: “CAPTIVATING CRIMINALITY 10: Celebrating Crime Fiction”

10th Conference of the Captivating Criminality Network Bath Spa University in Bath, UK | August 31-September 2, 2023 Deadline: May 1, 2023 The Captivating Criminality Network is delighted to announce its tenth conference, Captivating Criminality 10: Celebrating Crime Fiction, which will be held at Bath Spa University in Bath, UK. Building upon and developing ideas and themes…

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CRISES WE LIVE BY – A METAPHORICAL APPROACH TO CRISIS

International Conference at Potsdam University | March 29-31, 2023 What is a crisis? From a financial, economic, political, psychological or even moral perspective, and many more, the word ‘crisis’ continues to leave traces on our public and private discourse, often accepted as an unavoidable and uncontested category to qualify the present. The three-day hybrid conference will attempt to…

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International Conference: “Playing the Field III: Video Game Ecologies and American Studies”

Amerikahaus Munich | November 17-19, 2022 “Playing the Field III: Video Game Ecologies and American Studies” serves as a platform for scholarly exchange on the growing significance of the medium of video games in American (and global) culture. Contributions will examine the environments that video games affect and are impacted by through the lens of…

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Rethinking Relations: Michel Serres and the Environmental Humanities

International and interdisciplinary conference at TU Dresden | November 9-12, 2022 This conference is dedicated to interdisciplinary dialogues between the environmental humanities and the boundary-defying work of the late philosopher of science Michel Serres. Committed to the incessant circulations between nature and culture, the global and the local, the natural sciences and the humanities, Michel…

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EAAS Funding for Participation at the Salzburg Global Seminar

Deadline: October 1, 2022 Dear GAAS members, It is with great pleasure that we bring a grant/funding opportunity to your attention. On the occasion of the 75-year anniversary of American Studies at Schloss Leopoldskron (Salzburg, Austria). EAAS will partially fund a post-doc/early career scholar to attend the Salzburg Global Seminar on “Democracy on the Front…

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“Populism and Conspiracy Theories in the Americas”

Second international conference of the ERC-funded project “PACT: Populism and Conspiracy Theory” University of Tübingen, September 15-17, 2022 The second international conference of the ERC-funded project PACT: Populism and Conspiracy Theory, titled ‘Populism and Conspiracy Theories in the Americas’, will take place on 15-17 September 2022, hosted by the University of Tübingen, Germany. Keynote speakers…

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Call for Workshop Proposals: “America and Ownership: Territory, Slavery, Jubilee”

69th Annual Meeting of the DGfA/GAAS June 1-3, 2023 | Rostock University Deadline: October 1, 2022 America and Ownership: Territory, Slavery, Jubilee Still suffering from the shattering economic effects of the global financial crisis triggered by US banks’ large-scale gambling in the real estate sector, America voted a real estate speculator to become its 45th…

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CfP: “MATTERS OF LIFE: HUMAN SCAPES AND SCOPES”

Interdisciplinary Conference in New Delhi, India | November 22-24, 2022 Deadline: July 31, 2022 This international conference focuses on addressing the impact of CoVID-19 on the marginalized by studying a variety of aspects pertaining to inclusion and marginalization, particularly through the lens of the pandemic, both in historical and contemporary contexts.  For more information and registration, visit:…

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Workshop: “The Algorithmic Road to Socialism? A Workshop on Digital Technologies and Postcapitalist Imaginaries”

Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel | June 3, 2022, 2-7 p.m. In July 2021, readers of the Financial Times may have been surprised to read an op-ed calling for central planning to meet the challenges of global warming. While the article’s proposals were hardly as radical as recent calls for a renewed “war communism,” it was remarkable…

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